Laguna is a province famous for its delicacies and delicious food products.

Almost every town has its special product with its distinct taste and flavor, owing to the crop or livestock that is particularly raised in the town. Santa Cruz, Laguna is known for its white cheese or kesong puti; Los Baños, Laguna is famous for its buko pie, while Victoria, Laguna is known for its "kinulob na itik" and salted eggs. How about the other towns? What are their specialty food products? Here is a list of the delicacies to look for when you happen to pass by or visit Laguna. Buko Pie Buko pie is a famous delicacy of Los Baños town in Laguna province. Buko pie is a pastry filled with young coconuts and pudding, much similar to a coconut cream pie, but has no whipped cream topping. Bibingka There are are many versions of bibingka in the Philippines but when you are in Laguna, the bibingka of Pagsanjan is the must-try delicacy. Mer-Nels Cake Mer-Nel's chocolate cake is the favorite cake in Los Baños, Laguna. The cake is moist and light, while the icing is sweet chocolate with a hint of milk. Bibingka de Macapuno Bibingka de Macapuno is similar to the regular bibingka or rice cake but instead, it has macapuno as its filling. Kesong Puti (White Cheese) Kesong puti or white cheese is widely produced in Santa Cruz, Laguna, the town of its origin. "Kesong puti is fresh, non-aged, white, soft cheese made from the milk of carabaos or water buffalos." Monay Monay is a slightly sweet and dense bread that has a hard outer shell. Monay is widely available in many local bakeries but the monay in Bay, Laguna is deliciously different. Espasol Espasol (rice pudding) is a native Filipino sweet treat made from rice flour and coconut strips cooked in coconut milk. The cooked pudding is shaped into cylinders and then rolled into toasted rice flour. It is believed that espasol originated from Laguna, Philippines. Salted egg Puto Biñan Uraro(Arrowroot cookies) Uraro or arrowroot cookies are popular in Laguna province. These cookies are delicate and powdery, and feel dry on the mouth like puto seko (although puto seko is much drier). Usually, uraro is shaped into flowers and wrapped in a thin paper called "papel de hapon." Dairy products (pastillas, yogurt, fresh milk) Ube Cassava cake Kinulob na itik Lambanog (coconut wine) Coconut vinegar

Ana Kalang. Laguna To boost the trade and commerce in San Pablo. Now on its 10th year. Laguna An age-old tradition for the San Pableños is the observance of the Holy Week wherein a procession of life-sized images in huge carozas (floats) depicting the passion of Christ is done. the trees or plants on their front yard or even their gates. Laguna Coconut is one of the main products of the city. Laguna. St. allegedly saw the Virgin Sta. thus. To make the most of the “Tree of Life”. people from near and far were free to troop to this place to witness this event. Bangkero Festival . in honor of the fruit which is one of the town’s main agricultural product. Best Float and Street Dancing. Santacruzan.San Pablo City. Mayflower Festival . Philippines Nagcarlan. these boatmen carry people to the site of the famous waterfall. the coco fest is held during the celebration of the city’s patron saint. thus. The Bangkero Festival was conceptualized in honor of the people who has worked hard to present the world their hometown’s natural wonder. October festival (Market by the lake) . having its maiden year on January. 2004. Laguna the Bangkero Festival was launched in May.Pagsanjan. on the other hand. the birth of the Festival of Lights which had its maiden year in December. It is just apt that the city government gives tribute to them through the Bangkero Festival. especially their windows. the people of San Pablo have always made it their tradition to adorn the front of their houses. The 5-day festival opens with Best Bangka Presentation. is a reenactment of the finding of the Holy Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. one of the summer months in the Philippines. the tourism Council of San Pablo thought that it will be best to make this tradition a more festive occasion. Paul the First Hermit. the festival was a raging success. Coconut Festival . supposedly got its name from the legendary head of the tribe before Christianity was brought to the Philippines. 1999 as a showcase for the bravery of its boatmen (bangkeros). A Trade Fair and Exhibit was held on the banks of Sampaloc Lake. located 105 kms. Held every Holy Wednesday and Good Friday.San Pablo City. Not minding the strong river current.San Pablo City. Laguna In the celebration of Christmas during December. 2004.Ana Kalang Festival . This activity is a contest for decorated boats and floats being paraded .San Pablo City. the name Ana kalang Festival. the San Pablo City Chamber of Commerce and the San Pablo City Tourism Council came up with the October Festival. Festivals of Lights . Feast of the Risen Christ . South of Manila.San Pablo City. Laguna. which falls every 15th of January. Laguna Another age-old tradition that the San Pableños celebrate is the Flores de Maria sometimes also called as Santacruzan held on the month of May. these lovely ladies parade in streets at night. and to show the world the talents and ingenuity of the local townsfolk. With this.Nagcarlan. First conducted in October. The Flores de Maria is offering of flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary done by small girls to teen-aged ones donned in gowns. with strings of colorful lights as a symbol of welcoming the birth of Christ. Ana. a religious holiday. This beautiful and capable leader. Before the offering of the flowers. the Coconut Festival came into existence. 1996. who took the poison out of the lanzones fruit so that it can be edible.

Keso Festival . commercial and service center of the province. Tsinelas Festival . Laguna One of the most celebrated religious festivals in the country is the Turumba festival in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows – Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Turumba. Itik Festival .either vinegar or rennet (part of the cow’s stomach).Victoria. the feast of San Isidro Labrador. the Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival was a raging success with no less than Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the guest of honor. Nightly Cultural Presentations. The festival is dubbed as such in honor of the town’s founder-Gat Tayaw. Laguna. A small amount of salt is added to give it added flavor. through the encouragement of the Southern Tagalog Tourism Council whose main concern is to develop tourism in Region IV through the implementation of FESTIVALS. Laguna Sta.Pakil. First held in April 5-7. It is just natural that their local officials create a festival using their most treasured possession. In celebration of the town’s quadricentennial as a municipality in April. Laguna This little town is actually the Footwear Capital of Laguna. The festivities include Trade Fair Exhibit. Pinya Festival .and its major industry-tsinelas. Sta Cruz has still a lot more to offer. Cruz. It is said that kesong puti originated from Sta. Kesong Puti is an authentic Filipino cheese which originated from Laguna. This small. 2002. No wonder not only residents of neighboring towns patronize their products but balikbayans as well. Based on research the original framed Image of the Virgin is the picture of the Virgin of Sorrows with the name “Virgin de Las Antiguas”. Cruz. 2002. the town is trooped by people from near or far alike. located 96 kms south of Manila. The Pinya Festival started in May. Claiming their local product is the sweetest in the Philippines.pinya (pineapple). Laguna. In this regard. the province’s capital is developed as the administrative. bustling town is the center of the duck industry in the province. This is now the Image placed in a special nook at the Church Altar. But aside from this. It is made from the freshest carabao’s milk and is made hard using a coagulating agent. the same image exulted in the Turumba festival during the “Lupi Season” in the months of March and April. Culinary Contest. the local government launched the Itik Festival on November. the reason why the municipal officials put up a festival in its honor. being the source of quality footwear. Search for Binibining Calauan. Laguna Calauan.it is the site of the famous Keso Festival. the Keso Festival came into existence. on the occasion of its 52nd year as a municipality. conceptualize the Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival. Grand Float Parade and Mardigras Street Dancing.Sta. 2003 as the highlight in the celebration of the town’s fiesta. Laguna Itik ( Anas Plathrhynchos Linn ) a breed of duck. Because of the thriving footwear industry. Cruz. the local government. . located 74 kilometers south of Manila is known for its prime agricultural product. Turumba Festival .through the town’s main thoroughfare while the street dancing is a parade of students from different schools donned in colorful and attractive costumes swaying to the beat of upbeat music. most notably tsinelas (slippers). 2002.Liliw. is the main product of the town of Victoria in Laguna.Calauan.

Mount Makiling. . Los Baños Crocodile Lake is a small crater lake situated on the edge of Laguna de Bay. The eastern and southern most portions do not have distinct season. the biggest of the seven lakes. Mojicap. rising to about 1. Yambo and the Bunot Lakes. Crocodile Lake. shaped like a crocodile. According to legends. the others being Guiling-Guiling Falls. the falls has been popularly known as Pagsanjan Falls because the trip to the falls. Still others say that Mariang Makiling dwells in this mountain and protects it from harm. Makiling are shaped like that of a woman reclining down. Seven Lakes. The vegetation consists of approximately 2. Most of these falls are still unexplored. Makiling is an inactive volcano. located the next town. Calibato. Botocan. Better brace yourself for the trip to the Dalitiwan River. Binaytuan Falls. west of Santa Cruz municipality. with rainfall more evenly distributed throughout the year. experience a dry season from November to April and rainy season during the rest of the year. Sampaloc Lake. a local freshwater carp species is breed. Some say that it is the profile of the sleeping Mariang Makiling. is dotted fishpens where tilapia.109 meter above sea level.Laguna Climate Laguna Islands Philippines Laguna Island Philippines is relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year for a small portion near the southern boundary. the slopes of Mt. Buruwisan Falls has a more or less 50-meter drop. starts from Pagsanjan. Lanzones Falls. Majayjay The terrain is rugged as mountain lands go. Dalatiwan River. and Sebakon Falls. Buruwisan Falls is the most popular because it is the most accessible. Cavinti. The other parts. and the cool waters of the river gush through the rocks and boulders along the watercourse in sweeping currents. Siniloan Buruwisan Falls is one of the five falls found in the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges. Pandin. Pagsanjan Falls.048 different species of plants. Palakpakin. referred to as “shooting the rapids”. a legendary goddess. San Pablo City Seven lakes is nestled in a depression created long ago by volcanic activity. Buruwisan Falls. However. The seven lakes are: Sampaloc. Los Baños Mt. Cavinti The name of the falls is Magdapio Falls.

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